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Brown lifts Crater to third at state

CORVALLIS — Crater sophomore Haley Brown placed fifth overall at the Class 5A girls golf state championships, leading the Comets to a third-place tie in the team standings Tuesday at Trysting Tree Golf Club.

Brown shot a 10-over-par 82 for the second consecutive day to wrap up the two-day event with a 164, one stroke behind fourth-place finisher Megan George of Pendleton and six strokes better than sixth-place finisher Kaylie Hayes of Bend.

Olivia Loberg of Summit, a junior, shot a 2-over 74 in Round 2 a day after firing a 69 to win the individual state championship with a 143. Crescent Valley’s Shayla Berrey (149) and Summit’s Sophie Dalfonsi (149) tied for second.

Brown got off to a great start with four consecutive pars before bogeying the fifth and shooting a 4-over 7 on the 125-yard par-3 sixth hole. She rebounded nicely, however, by making birdie on the 10th hole en route to a strong back nine that also included four pars.

Also for Crater, Caitlin O’Connor finished eighth after shooting an 84 Tuesday for a 173 total, Carley Streitler (196) finished 24th, Renna Broesder (211) tied for 34th.

Ashland senior Ginny Cotton shot an 89 to finish with a 177, good enough for a ninth-place finish — the best among golfers whose team did not qualify.

Eagle Point senior Ryleigh Gainey finished tied for 17th with a 92 Tueday for a 187 total.

TEAM SCORES: Bend 698, Summit 710, Crater 744, Crescent Valley 744, Pendleton 775, Woodburn 780, Wilsonville 831, La Salle Prep 896.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (TOP 5): 1, Olivia Loberg, Summit, 69-74—143; T2, Shayla Berrey, Crescent Valley, 74-75—149, and Sophia Dalfonsi, Summit, 74-75—149; 4, Megan George, Pendleton, 79-84—163; 5, Haley Brown, Crater, 82-82—164.

Other Local Results

9, Ginny Cotton, Ashland, 88-89—177; T17, Ryleigh Gainey, Eagle Point, 95-92—187.

CRATER (744): 5, Haley Brown, 82-82—164; 8, Caitlin O’Connor, 89-84—173; 24, Carley Streitler, 99-97—196; T34, Renna Broesder, 111-100—211.

CLASS 6A: At Corvallis, South Medford senior Kirsten Reed shot a second-round 79 and moved up the leaderboard to finish tied for 26th in the state championships at Trysting Tree Golf Club.

Reed had one birdie and nine pars on her second round, which was four strokes lower than Monday, and finished with an 18-over-par 162.

North Medford’s Carli Brousseau improved by seven strokes on her opening round to post an 85 and 177 total, which tied the senior for 48th, while teammate Fernanda Gardea finished tied for 64 with a 190 (94-96).

Grace Hull had rounds of 85-86 to tie for 35th at 171 for Grants Pass, which finished 10th (736) in the 12-school field.

Tya Seth of Lake Oswego and Alexa Udom of Westview tied for the individual title at 142, and Jesuit won the team title.

TEAM SCORES: Jesuit 303-300—603, Westview 306-306—612, West Linn 318-309—627, Clackamas 311-336—647, Lake Oswego 325-329—654, Sunset 347-335—682, Sprague 354-349—703, Roseburg 355-356—711, Sheldon 368-355—723, Grants Pass 365-371—736, Tigard 360-382—742, Wilson 422-416—838.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top 5): T1, Tya Seth, Lake Oswego, 71-71—142, and Alexa Udom, Westview, 72-70—142; 3, Victoria Gailey, Tigard, 70-73—143; 4, Tabetha Kang, Jesuit, 70-76—146; 5, Ashley Zhu, South Salem, 73-74—147.

Other Local Results

T26, Kirsten Reed, South Medford, 83-79—162; T48, Carli Brousseau, North Medford, 92-85—177; T64, Fernanda Gardea, North Medford, 94-96—190.

GRANTS PASS (736): T35, Grace Hull, 85-86—171; 47, Belle Vest, 89-87—176; T59, Stella Reaka, 94-92—186; 76, Alex Ruhoff, 97-106—203.


CLASS 6A: At Creswell, Riggs Loftin of South Medford shot a second-round 81 and finished tied for 14th overall with a 36-hole total of 159 at Emerald Valley Golf Club.

The sophomore Loftin, who recorded a 78 in the opening round, was 2-over par at the turn but stumbled on the back nine with five bogeys and a double bogey.

South Medford junior Gabe Provencio finished 45th overall (170) with rounds of 84 and 86. And sophomore Jordan Jacobs of North Medford had a score of 185 to place 76th.

For Grants Pass, junior Taylor Anderson finished tied for 27th (165) and teammate Andrew Jaroslow tied for 64th (178).

Lincoln junior Nate Stember, who was tied for the first-round lead with a 71, shot a 73 to claim the state title with a 144, four strokes better than runner-up Brody Marconi (148). Jesuit (595) won the team title by 58 strokes.

TEAM SCORES: Jesuit 292-303—595, Mountainside 322-331—653, Lake Oswego 328-331—659, Tigard 331-338—669, Sheldon 332-339, South Eugene 341-331—672, Clackamas 328-348—676, West Salem 337-340—677, Lincoln 340-342—682, Central Catholic 337-347—684, Roseburg 349-342—691, Sunset 347-351—698.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top 5): 1, Nate Stember, Lincoln, 71-73—144; T2, Brody Marconi, Jesuit, 75-73—148 and Andrew Reinhardt, Jesuit, 71-77—148; 4, Johnny Ward, Jesuit, 72-77—149; 5, Samir Dutta, Jesuit, 74-76—150.

Other Local Results

T14, Riggs Loftin, South Medford, 78-81—159; T27, Taylor Anderson, Grants Pass, 79-86—165; 45, Gabe Provencio, South Medford, 84-86—170; T64, Andrew Jaroslow, Grants Pass, 90-88—178; 76, Jordan Jacobs, North Medford, 91-94—185.

CLASS 3A/2A/1A: At Banks, St. Mary’s freshman Bryce Stiemert climbed four spots in the individual standings from his opening round to finish in a tie for 13th overall with a two-day 166 total at Quail Valley Golf Course.

On Day 2, Stiemert shot a 9-over-par 81 to improve on his earlier 85 and help lead the Crusaders to a sixth-place finish in the team standings.

Senior Max Lewis (180), junior Calix Kim (192) and freshman Isaac Chestnut (217) rounded out the scoring for St. Mary’s.

With his team facing an unfortunate disqualification Monday, Rogue River freshman Asher Brotherton carried the torch for the Chieftains on Day 2 and finished 43rd with a 209.

Bandon freshman Scotty Kennon cruised to the individual title with rounds of 65 and 71 for an 8-under 136. His Tigers also won the team crown with a 610 total, 28 shots better than runner-up Oregon Episcopal.

TEAM SCORES: Bandon 308-302—610, Oregon Episcopal 320-318—638, Blanchet Catholic 349-338—687, Heppner/Ione 363-349—712, Burns 363-379—742, St. Mary’s 392-363—755, Portland Adventist 389-384—773, La Pine 387-386—773, Taft 403-388—791, Echo/Stanfield 416-395—811. Disqualified: Rogue River, Grant Union, Columbia Christian.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top 5): 1, Scotty Kennon, Bandon, 65-51—136; 2, Kyle Humphreys, Regis, 69-70—139; 3, Riley Lankford, Nixyaawii, 71-71—142; 4, Jackson Kennon, Bandon, 77-69—146; 5, Will Ackerman, Oregon Episcopal, 74-78—152.

Other Local Results

43, Asher Brotherton, Rogue River, 96-113—209.

ST. MARY’S (755): T13, Bryce Stiemert, 85-81—166; 29, Max Lewis, 96-84—180; T34, Calix Kim, 98-94—192; 47, Isaac Chestnut, 113-104—217.

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